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  1. Hello all! My name is Kendra. I am so excited to have found this forum and community. In July of 2020, my friend came to me and asked me to take in his childhood dog, Spunky, a 16 year old shih tzu with a lot of health issues but no shortage of spunk and love. My friend and I did not expect spunky to live very long. But half a year later he is still here and for the most part doing pretty great, in fact his health has even improved in some respects. Nevertheless he is still a palliative care dog. My focus is to keep him comfortable until it's time for him to go to doggy Valhalla. He had one eye surgically removed a few years ago and the other eye is mostly blind. He can see some light but just barely. The eye has chronic dry eye, glaucoma, and cataracts. The vet prescribed some medicated eye drops and otc artificial tears. He gets that daily with the occasional OTC antibiotic ointment. My question is this: is there anything more I can be doing to reduce his discomfort and pain in his eye? Are there any other eye drops that you have had success with? He has a sensitive stomach so I have to avoid any oral medications. In exchange for any information I can swap my own tips/photos for how I converted my small guest room into a blind senior dog palace, as well how I manage his incontinence and how i changed his diet to help his fur grow back. Thank you all for taking the time to read this post. Looking forward to hearing from all of you! ❤ Kendra and Spunky
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